SAMARITAN COUNSELING SERVICES &
FIRST BAPTIST BRADENTON
Mental Health is a challenging subject. One major reason is stigma, which keeps the “unaffected” disconnected and the “affected” hurting. Yes, it’s challenging, but we must overcome the stigma. Here are some facts to help us know the importance.
In 2014, about:
- One in five American adults experienced a mental health issue
- One in 10 young people experienced a period of major depression
- One in 25 Americans lived with a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression
- Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. It accounts for the loss of more than 41,000 American lives each year, more than double the number of lives lost to homicide. Learn more about mental health problems by following this link: Mental Health Problems
In response to this need, we are partnering with Samaritan Counseling Services of the Gulf Coast to present a Mental Health Forum Series. Over four gatherings, we will address challenges around depression, anxiety, addictions, and mental illness. We want people to know it’s okay to not be okay.